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September 25, 2017

Recreation Committee

Members Present:
Bob Santanello, Allison Sheehan, Debra Bodine-Vazquez , Carolan Ammirata

Others Present: Chair Yoga , Kerry Holzschuh

Meeting Discussion:

The meeting opened at 7:30 PM.

Debra Bodine-Vazquez has been appointed to the Committee as a new member. Debra is in charge of seeking new members at the next Antrim School PTO meeting.
The minutes of the June 2017 meeting were approved.
Kerry Holzschuh, a local Yoga instructor is offering her services to teach a monthly or bi-monthly chair yoga class for free. She comes highly regarded and is quite excited to start donating her time. Looking for a Tuesday or Thursday night 6/7pm.
Carolan Ammirata is also looking to start a monthly health awareness book club at no charge. Both classes will probably piggyback and depends on what night the town hall room is available.
Sean Hennesy and Mike Fornhium is seeking approval from the Point Pleasant Beach Recreation for an Open Gym Night for Kids (basketball) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night's 6 to 9pm. Board of Education approved the days and times. To be held at the Point Beach High School.
All in attendance at tonight's meeting accepts the proposed Open Gym night with the condition of all involved needing background checks and the approval of council at next week's meeting.
The Committee is seeking out support for a Townwide Christmas Light Contest. Bob Santanello will reach out to Councilman Tom Vogel.
Pickleball will be a part of our Pleasure Park thanks to Steve P. Roma from Jersey Strong Fitness Centers for bringing Pickleball to our attention and for the special nets. Big THANKYOU to the recreation committee for getting the tennis courts re-surfaced and for having pickleball lines added.
Unfortunately a little postponement due to the nets being vandalized. Security will be added.
Approached through email from Alexis Downham looking to create a special day called..Best Day.
BEST DAY is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that enables children and young adults with special needs to build confidence and self-esteem through adventure activities which stretch their limits, expand their true potential, reinforce their achievement, & connect them with diverse populations in their community. They are a volunteer organization that helps children with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, and more, creating special days for children with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, blindness, cancer, spinal cord injuries, and other physical and developmental challenges. (www.bestdayfoundation.org)
We are all in agreement and are requesting a meeting next month to discuss an annual Best Day. Carolan Ammirata will set the meeting for next month's Recreation Meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Carolan Ammirata
Recording Secretary

Published September26, 2017 | Recreation Committee Minutes | 2659

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